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About Testure

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    West London/ Watford
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  • Digital Source 1
    Marantz SA-10
  • Digital Source 2
    Sonos Connect
  • DAC
    Marantz SA-10
  • Integrated Amp
    Stello Ai500
  • My Speakers
    Aurelia Ambera
  • Headphones
    Grado RS1 /Sennheiser HD650
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Testure

    How many Brands/Manufacturers in your System?

    In Use: Marantz April Music Aurelia Sonus Teac Wychwood Audionics Currently Boxed: Thorens Graham slee Tascam Nakamichi Luxman
  2. I'm going to subscrivbe to Spotify for the Family this weekend, so everyone can have their own play list. My daughter will be streaming from her phone to a bluetooth speaker. My wife would be very happy having one of the Sonus Play speakers (probably the Play 1) in the kitchen and bedroom, as she has already seen and heard them in action at friends. So therefore at the moment I'm thinking of getting a Sonus Connect and use my Marantz SA-10 as the DAC. I realise the Sonus is currently restricted to 16bit 44.1 and at the moment I can only see me using the Sonus Connect for Internet radio and Streaming Spotify. If I like an album will either buy on CD/SACD or get a high rez flac to play directly on the Marantz via USB stick. Also not planning on using a laptop via usb connection, or streaming download material from a NAS. Any reasons not to go for the Sonus Connect in this case. Many thanks Testy
  3. Yes agree, nice safe acoustic female singer album, nothing terrible, nothing special, nice clean voice. Don't mind listening to again if played, but wouldn't chose to personally.
  4. Testure

    Best Original Film Souindtracks..

    So many fabulous soundtracks already mentioned, these are ones not yet listed that I player regularly: Brazil - Michael Kamen Macross Plus - Yoko Kanno Princess Mononoke - Joe Hisaishi Sonatine - Joe Hisaishi
  5. Testure

    What are you listening to right now?

    Really enjoyable, where possible all the sounds are produced via the piano (natural and manipulated). You can feel in Anne's playing she is enjoying the session Have a listen
  6. Really depends on what you listen to, there are still plenty of high quality releases on CDs these days as well as average/poor vinyl (cashing in on the current trend). Most of my music is on CD not particularly because I prefer the format, but because it was the only format it got released on. Now I'm starting to download for the same reason, if I want to listen to new material from a particular artist, it's the only option.
  7. Testure

    Laser Disc Players

    Still have a Pioneer DVL-919, which until recently was also as my main CD transport. Have a reasonable number of PAL and NTSC discs, and a few music ones. Thomas Dolby, Kitaro and some classical. If looking at getting into laserdiscs, same basic things to be aware of: Very old discs only had analogue left and right tracks (laservision) PAL discs were only Dolby Surround NTSC discs usually had Dolby Digital* (usually stored on the the right analogue track, left track was a mono version of soundtrack or used for commentaries), as well as a digital left and right (PCM) tracks you could play straight through your 2 chanel amp or TV During the late years of laserdisc DTS discs came out which used both Right and Left digital tracks, so you could connect direct into a modern amp via coax, and let it decode the DTS. If not usually the only option was to listening to the analogue track. * You will need a dedicate AC3 demodulator to convert into the usual digital output a modern AV amp is expecting for Dolby Digital (there use to be dedicated AC3 inputs on AV amps back in the 90's and early 00's)